Cowboy Bob's Dictionary

California Style Reining

Holding the reins California style

Cowboy Bob holding the reins California style. With this method, the reins enter the hand from below and leave between the thumb and index finger. The reining action is similar to that of operating a joy-stick. It has the advantage of keeping the hand in a more normal, relaxed position, rather than requiring the wrist to be turned forward.

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